‘No-fault NHS compensation system: Equality but not equity’

The recent Times Health Commission Report with ‘10 recommendations to save the NHS’ contains many sensible proposals, but the idea of introducing a no-blame compensation scheme for medical errors is misguided and would disbenefit as many as it helps. This proposal reportedly has the backing of chancellor Jeremy Hunt and health secretary Victoria Atkins, to reduce spiralling NHS negligence bills and help the NHS learn from mistakes ‘rather than getting lawyers involved’ … (more)

[The report is here]
[James Bell, Law Society Gazette , 1 April 2024]

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